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People Opt for Fruit-Based Natural Drinks in India

With a focus on health and wellness, the search for fruit-based, natural, healthy and fat-free drinks has gone up by 50 per cent in India, new data reveals.

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With a focus on health and wellness, the search for fruit-based, natural, healthy and fat-free drinks has gone up by 50 per cent in India, new data reveals.

Lassi, lemonade and milk shakes have bagged the top three spots in the beverage category.

Data collected from food ordering and delivery chain Foodpanda’s website and app in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Bengaluru in May also revealed that there was 80 per cent increase in search for ice creams and shakes, a statement said.

City wise, Gurugram saw the highest increase in orders (28 per cent), followed by Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.

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Restaurants offering ice cream, shakes and smoothies have also grown on the platform.

There has been a 12-15 per cent increase in salad orders too.

“Every season has its own topicality and with it, it brings very specific trends. As a food technology company, Foodpanda keeps a close eye on these trends and predicts the user pattern to make the offerings more personalised for our customers,” said Anshul Khandelwal, Head of Marketing, Foodpanda.

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“With the onset of the summer season, we have seen people shifting towards lighter food items such as salads, and summer favourites like ice creams and shakes. Following these patterns, we have also introduced offers and seasonal campaigns such as LSD-‘Love for Shakes and Dessert’ – which has got a tremendous response from consumers and given a significant boost to our number of orders,” he added. (IANS)

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Hangover Lasts Longer Than One Day

Findings demonstrate that hangover can have serious consequences for the performance of everyday activities.

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If you think the effects of a booze session or a hangover on your thoughts and performance may get over the next day, you may be wrong. It lasts longer than a day, say, researchers, cautioning people to avoid activities such as driving.

The findings, published in the journal Addiction, showed that impairments in cognition seen when individuals are drunk are still present the day after, even when there is little or no alcohol present.

“We found that hangover impaired psychomotor speed, short and long-term memory and sustained attention. Impaired performance in these abilities reflects poorer concentration and focus, decreased memory and reduced reaction time the day after an evening of heavy drinking,” said lead author Craig Gunn from Britain’s University of Bath.

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‘Patiala Peg’ is North Indian party’s drink. Pixabay

“Our review also indicated limited and inconsistent research on alcohol hangover and the need for future studies in the field,” Gunn added.

The research suggested that its findings have important implications when it came to activities performed when hungover, including driving.

For example, while hungover, individuals might typically wait until they believe there is no alcohol in the system before driving.

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In addition, the researchers warn that although many workplaces have clear policies in place regarding alcohol intoxication at work, few cover the next day effects of alcohol.

“Our findings demonstrate that hangover can have serious consequences for the performance of everyday activities such as driving and workplace skills such as concentration and memory,” noted Sally Adams, Professor at the varsity. (IANS)

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